Stanisław Maczek, Date of Birth, Date of Death


Stanisław Maczek

Polish military officer of World War I and World War II

Date of Birth: 31-Mar-1892

Date of Death: 11-Dec-1994

Profession: military officer

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Stanisław Maczek

  • General Stanislaw Maczek ([sta'?iswav 'mat???k]; 31 March 1892 – 11 December 1994) was a Polish tank commander of World War II, whose division was instrumental in the Allied liberation of France, closing the Falaise pocket, resulting in the destruction of 14 German Wehrmacht and SS divisions.
  • A veteran of World War I, the Polish-Ukrainian and Polish–Soviet Wars, Maczek was the commander of Poland's only major armoured formation during the September 1939 campaign, and later commanded a Polish armoured formation in France in 1940.
  • He was the commander of the famous 1st Polish Armoured Division, and later of the I Polish Army Corps under Allied Command in 1942–45.

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